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Oneeyedjacks



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:21 pm Reply with quote
Those first two concept arts look kinda cool, but even if the movie gets made it's probably not going to look anything at all like that.
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zeo1fan



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:21 pm Reply with quote
Is that Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tetsuo? O_O
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gojira89



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:30 pm Reply with quote
zeo1fan wrote:
Is that Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tetsuo? O_O


Looks like it and the other guy looks like Chris Evans.
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Animeking1108



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:42 pm Reply with quote
Why does Kaneda look white if he's the only whose name isn't changed? Also, who is Cyrus supposed to be an expy of? Yamagata?
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PipingHotTea



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:43 pm Reply with quote
The concepts are nice and major props for the artist. But it doesn't feel like Akira, it feels like a Michael Bay production.
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Joe Carpenter



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:45 pm Reply with quote
the first two concept arts look ok, then I get to Chris Evans as Kaneda and burst out laughing Laughing
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Animeking1108



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:50 pm Reply with quote
If it's just the look of the concept art, then I guess it's going to be a reverse "Last Airbender" where the heroes are ethnic and the villains are white.
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zeo1fan



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:10 pm Reply with quote
gojira89 wrote:
zeo1fan wrote:
Is that Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tetsuo? O_O


Looks like it and the other guy looks like Chris Evans.


Oh no. That's terrible. Confused And (though I don't normally complain about this sort of thing) not a single Asian in the cast. Not even for the character named Kaneda. You're disgraceful, Hollywood.
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Animeking1108



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:31 pm Reply with quote
zeo1fan wrote:
gojira89 wrote:
zeo1fan wrote:
Is that Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tetsuo? O_O


Looks like it and the other guy looks like Chris Evans.


Oh no. That's terrible. Confused And (though I don't normally complain about this sort of thing) not a single Asian in the cast. Not even for the character named Kaneda. You're disgraceful, Hollywood.


Well, they aren't officially casted yet.
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Mr. sickVisionz



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:59 pm Reply with quote
PipingHotTea wrote:
The concepts are nice and major props for the artist. But it doesn't feel like Akira, it feels like a Michael Bay production.


Stuff exploded in the original Akira as well. Maybe you're confusing it with Haibane Remnei or something.
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PipingHotTea



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:16 pm Reply with quote
Mr. sickVisionz wrote:
PipingHotTea wrote:
The concepts are nice and major props for the artist. But it doesn't feel like Akira, it feels like a Michael Bay production.


Stuff exploded in the original Akira as well. Maybe you're confusing it with Haibane Remnei or something.


Or maybe I confused it with Texhnolyze Laughing.
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MorwenLaicoriel



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:19 pm Reply with quote
I love the look of the concept art, but I don't know if I could justify supporting this film if it ends up making everyone white. I'd really like to see some Asian American actors get a chance.
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Rosalena



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:21 pm Reply with quote
The concept art is impressive, but it's rather generic. There's nothing in it that screams Akira to me at all. Well, other than the logo in the top left hand corner, of course.
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TnKtRk



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:40 pm Reply with quote
Hmm...for everything that could/will go wrong with this if it eventually gets green-lit, I'd take Hollywood's live-action version than Japan's.

Oh boy, oh boy...can't wait for Kiki's Delivery Service or next year's Attack on Titan. Confused
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hojo 360



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:41 pm Reply with quote
Don't know why people care what it looks like in years to come people will look at this Concept Art and say man i wish that film was made Laughing since we all know it's never going to be made
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